Volkswagen Brazil to retire Kombi, releases 600 units of final edition

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Aug 20, 2013
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After 56 years, Volkswagen Brazil is ceasing production of the Volkswagen Type 2 (popularly called Kombi) van due to safety regulations in the South American country. But before we see the last of the iconic van, VW Brazil has released this Kombi Last Edition, of which only 600 units will be made and sold.

The nine-passenger van is still powered by a 1.4-liter EA111 gasoline engine that is mated to a four-speed manual transmission and delivers 77hp.

The Kombi Last Edition has a special two-tone white-and-blue body paint and comes with a numbered identification plaque on the dashboard as well as a special certificate of authenticity. It is easily identifiable by its whitewall tires and white center wheel caps.

Inside, the limited-edition van has blue fabric curtains, a feature typical of the model from the \'60s and the \'70s. The seats are upholstered in vinyl, with sides in Atlanta Blue and a matching two-tone center. The cabin and luggage floors, meanwhile, are fitted with carpet and Basalto inserts.

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The van\'s only concessions to the modern times? The instrument cluster and the MP3 sound system.

So long, Kombi. Thank you for the good times. You certainly made a lot of hippies happy.

 

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